In a competitive world, you’re entitled to ask: “What can a new phone offer me?” This is why companies such as Apple promote phones that are at the forefront of technology. The iPhone 8 is a good example.
First, it’s worth considering the look of the iPhone 8; after all, whatever technology you may want, a phone still has to look good. A phone’s shape, of course, is fairly standard. So to make the iPhone 8 stand out, Apple has used a new style of casing made of glass.
The glass covers the front and back. It’s durable and undoubtedly stylish. Aluminum bands complete the look around the edge of the phone and the lenses. You also have a choice of gold, silver, and space gray finishes.
Apart from giving the iPhone 8 a smart, sophisticated feel, the glass design is practical. The glass back ensures that when you place the iPhone 8 on a Qi, mophie, or Belkin mat, you can charge it wirelessly.
It’s hard to argue against the ease of charging the iPhone 8 wirelessly. And while we’re on the subject, keep an eye open for Apple’s AirPower mat that’s due to appear. You can use this to wirelessly charge up to three Apple devices at the same time.
The Bionic Chip
But what of the iPhone 8’s other new technology? At the heart of this is the phone’s A11 Bionic chip. The technical details of this chip are impressive. What they mean in essence is that you have faster all-round performance from the iPhone 8 without a loss of battery power.
What’s more, the A11 Bionic chip provides the power you need for the latest augmented reality apps and games. You can also play 3D console-style games on the iPhone 8 thanks to Apple’s Metal 2 graphics software.
When you play games or use apps, you often want to view the screen from different angles. The iPhone 8’s dual-domain pixels ensure that you can do this. To improve the screen still further, Apple has also introduced Retina HD technology, 3D touch, and what it refers to as True Tone. The developments behind True Tone provide vivid and precise images.
Such brightness and color accuracy boost the level of your photography with the iPhone 8. The features of the phone’s camera also match the quality of the screen and include a six-element lens, digital zoom, a new color filter, and 4K video recording. If you’re someone who uses your phone’s camera to capture all-important moments, you’re going to have fun.
Finally, you should know that the iPhone 8 has a larger version, the iPhone 8 plus. The general features are the same – both have 64GB and 256GB capacity, for instance – but with the iPhone 8 plus, you have a 5.5-inch screen instead of 4.7 inches and a telephoto camera. Why not take at look at both models and see what suits you best? The iPhone 8 starts at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799.